Sunday, July 10, 2011
Game Day Beer Review: Rahr & Sons Brewing Company's Ass Kisser Double IPA
(9.00% ABV). Poured into a wine glass, Ass Kisser is a dark, ciderish orange, with a small, whitish head that leaves behind little, if any, lacing. This beer is hoppy, aggressively so right from the first sniff, although I also get a certain chocolate sweetness in the scent.
Ass Kisser is appropriately sour on the tongue, but the hoppiness gradually mellows into a a malty, bread-like finish. The beer never really comes together for my liking, and I find it a little unbalanced for my tastebuds. It's neither fish nor fowl, so I'll give it a: B.